So the other day I had to run an errand at the INEC office in Maitama. I've never been there before but I'd heard security was pretty tight at the gate.
I got to the gate and the car I was in stopped to be questioned by an SSS guy in black with an assault rifle slung around his neck.
We rolled down the windows and then this idiot says to me "Hey Babe.."
I immediately said to him "That's completely inappropriate and sexist. Don't address me that way please."
I guess his skull was too thick to get the message, but the asshole then opens his mouth and says "I can call you whatever I want." and strokes his gun as if the fact that he has a gun means that he now has dominion over all humanity.
The last straw was when he started saying to my driver IN IGBO "Who is she? I can just detain her now. She had better be careful. Who does she think she is?"
I was so mad.
I said to him "Okwa i ma na n na wota Igbo?" - I hope you know I understand Igbo.
Eventually he waved us past but I can't help feeling mad.
Why the fuck does every single security guard think he has the right to sexually harass any woman he sees?
This is why this country is a cesspit of sexism.
And this is why we need feminism more than ever.
A lot of women won't stand up to idiots like this and the fucking driver was also too stupid to realise that what the SSS guy said to me was offensive as fuck. Or maybe he's just a sexist asshole too.
Ugh, I am so angry and disgusted. Of course, once inside INEC, there was absolutely nobody I could report the incident to.